Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 June 2017 | International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia | 8am – 5pm Daily

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CPD Workshop Schedule

Workshops will provide a great opportunity for visitors and conference delegates to have a hands-on look at equipment, ask questions, and learn about the industry services in an interactive environment.

For Installers, GSES will be leading free CPD workshops over two days of the exhibition. Hosted on the exhibition floor, workshops will cover various topics related to on-grid energy storage. Get awarded 15 CPD points for each course and full program is here.

All workshops do not need to be registered for separately and come as part of your free exhibition registration. You can register for the free exhibition here.

Full workshop program below.


Wednesday 14th June, 2017


9.30am – 11.00am

 BATTERY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY AND BALANCE OF SYSTEMS (BOS),15 CPD POINTS

Workshop Presenter – Aaron Bonanno

This course will discuss Work Health and Safety (WHS) as it relates to Grid Connected Energy Systems with Battery Storage (GCBS). This course will also discuss the various Balance of Systems (BOS) equipment that are required to construct a GCBS. The course will cover the following information points:

» WHS
• Performing a Site Survey
• Completing a Job Safety Assessment
• Risk Mitigation Methods
• Safe Work Method Statements
• Energy Storage Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
• Energy Storage System Logistics Considerations
• End of life plan for Energy Storage products
» BOS
• Cable Sizing
• Cable Protection
• Circuit Isolation
• Battery Racking and casings
• Sensors
• Emergency Stop
• Fire Proofing
• Safety Barricades


12.00pm – 1.30pm

BATTERY MARKET UPDATE AND BATTERY CONTROL SYSTEM SNAPSHOT ,15 CPD POINTS

Workshop Presenter – Arpit Gandhi

This course will provide an overview of the battery market as it currently stands including technology updates, price reductions and industry consolidation or expansion. The course will also look at battery control systems which so far has been the biggest gap in the battery storage market.


2.30pm – 4.00pm

THE BATTERY UNIVERSE (AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS) – FLOW BATTERIES, SODIUM SULFUR, HYBRID ION, PB-ACID ETC. 15 CPD POINTS

Workshop Presenter – Geoff Stapleton

This course will deal into the construction, applications, safe disposal, charging regimes for different battery technologies available in the marketplace. The battery technologies
to be discussed are:
• Flow batteries
• Sodium Sulfur batteries
• Supercapacitor based Lead batteries
• Hybrid Ion batteries


Thursday 15th June 2017


9.30am – 11.30am

 BATTERY SYSTEM SIZING,15 CPD POINTS

Workshop Presenter – Geoff Stapleton

This course will look at storage at the commercial and residential level, and the ways it canreduce costs for those customers. There will be an emphasis on designing systems that reduce the cost of  electricity to system owners, however scenarios will be presented that consider what is required for customers to completely leave the grid.


12.00pm – 1.00pm

BATTERY WARRANTIES, INSURANCES AND OTHER RISKS ,15 CPD POINTS

Workshop Presenter – Richard Collins

This course will provide the necessary information to consider while designing and installing Grid Connected Energy Systems with Battery Storage (GCBS).


2.00pm – 3.30 pm

ANATOMY OF A LITHIUM ION BATTERY, 15 CPD POINTS

Workshop Presenter – Winnie Fu

This course will delve into the structures, chemistries and mechanisms at play within a Lithium Ion Battery.

The course will explore the following:

• The electrode structure of the lithium ion battery
• The factors at play during ion intercalation
• What mechanisms play a role in degradation
• What has actually happened when a lithium ion battery has degraded
• How do different chemistries influence the performance of the lithium ion battery


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